'Lounge!' Action

With "Lounge!," the space is just the beginning of the conversation about the community's interaction with art and architecture. The curators have provided a sampling of books on art and architecture for visitors to sit and read, and they've provided iPods on site for listening to audio art by Weightless Animals (Mandy McIntosh, Kaffe Matthews, Zeena Parkins), William Basinski, Emanuel Madan, Christian Manzutto, Steve Roden, David Schafer, Luz María Sánchez, Jude Tallichet, Stephen Vitiello and collaborations, and Paolo Vivacqua, as well as a new audio magazine, The Relay Project. And the following programs are also being presented. All take place at the Jones Center for Contemporary Art, 700 Congress. For more information, call 453-5312 or visit www.arthousetexas.org.

Show and Tell With Tara Carlisle

The director of the UT School of Architecture's Materials Lab talks about the latest materials used in architecture and design. For more information on the Materials Lab, visit wnt.cc.utexas.edu/%7Ematlab.

Thursday, Dec. 2, 7pm

AMODA Performance 4 @ "Lounge!"

The Austin Museum of Digital Art presents Chicago artist Olivia Block performing experimental music with the Austin New Music Coop. For more information, visit www.amoda.org.

Sunday, Dec. 5, 8pm

Radical Acts of Architecture

Arthouse screens Gordon Matta Clark's "Splitting" (1973), Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Valley Curtain" (1972), and Ant Farm's "Media Burn" (1975).

Thursday, Dec. 9, 7pm

Social Experiments

Arthouse screens The Rural Studio Film, about Samuel Mockbee's visionary architecture in Alabama (1999); My Father, the Genius, about Glen Small and sustainable architecture; and a film by Lucia Small (2001).

Thursday, Dec. 16, 7pm

Slide Jam

Thursday, Jan. 6, 7pm

The Classics

Arthouse screens the Charles and Ray Eames films Powers of Ten (1977) and House: After Five Years of Living (1955).

Thursday, Jan. 13, 7pm

Kevin S. Alter

The associate dean of the UT School of Architecture discusses the blurring boundaries of art, architecture, and design.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 3pm

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    With 'Lounge!,' Arthouse transforms itself into a space that swings

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